Giveaway (Open to US and CAN. Residents) + Review: Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl

Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl
Copyright 2011
Chronicle Books
264 pages
ISBN: 9780811876254
About Promise the Night:
Immediately compelling and action-packed, this carefully researched work of historical fiction introduces young readers to the childhood of the famous yet elusive Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo from England to North America. As in her debut novel, Prisoners in the Palace, MacColl propels readers into a multilayered story with an unforgettable heroine and evocative language that brings the backdrop of colonial British East Africa to life. A fascinating read for anyone with a thirst for adventure.

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My Thoughts:
Books like this are why historical fiction is my absolute favorite genre. Starting out reading this book based on a real-life heroine, horse breaker and airplane pilot Beryl Markham I knew little to nothing about her life and after reading this I want to know more! For me the best novels can take historical events, places or people and make you want to go out and do a little research of your own or at least make a trip to the local library and see what you can dig up the who, what, where, when and why. Promise the Night does that with just enough facts and fun to pique one's interest and make you want more.

Promise the Night is a perfect story for tweens and teens and ever older folks (*blush*) like me. With a great African setting and a touch of danger and mischief that only kids can rustle up Beryl's story is sure to please guys and gals alike. Beryl is most definitely a precocious girl and you can't help but cheer her on. At times she seems bratty and very rebellious and real so even though this story is set in an exotic locale kids everywhere can relate to her. She struggles with bullies and naysayers at almost every turn but doesn't let it get her down. Beryl is/was definitely a fighter.

Promise the Night has proven that there is no sophomore slump for MacColl and you don't need vampires or angels to write a cool story. I'm very much looking forward to seeing which historical figure the author takes on next. It's sure to be a blast and an adventure!

*Thanks to Lara @ Chronicle books for the complimentary copy of the book in exchange for this honest review.*


Giveaway Details:
~Open to US and Canada residents ages 18 and up (if you're younger get your parental units to enter for ya)
~Fill out the form embedded in this post.
~Contest closes Thursday, February 2, 2012 @ 11:59pm EST
~Void where prohibited.
~ I'm not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes.
~ TWO winners will be selected using and notified on or around February 3 via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner(s) will be selected.

Good luck and happy reading!!!!!!


  1. This one looks really interesting!

  2. Thank you for hosting this great giveaway, Renee!

  3. Thank you for entering ladies! Good luck!

    XOXO~ Renee

  4. thank you, Renee!! I hadn't seen this yet and it looks great!


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